Well Management
Approved (and pending) Upcoming Continuing Education Programs

Training calendar updated monthly.

Continuing education requirements apply to license renewal of individual well contractors and representatives of limited well and boring contractors, monitoring well contractors, elevator boring contractors, and well contractors. Monitoring well contractors' registration expire December 31 of each year. All other well contractor license types have licenses that expire January 31 of each year.

A contact hour is granted for approved continuing education sessions when the training continues for 50 minutes. Renewal of a license type listed above requires successfully completing six contact hours per year. Continuing education contact hours cannot be "banked" or saved from previous years for future license or registration renewal. Sign-up sheets are usually used to document and verify attendance.

The continuing education activity must be related to wells and borings, drilling technology, groundwater contamination, health aspects of water quality, groundwater monitoring, geology, hydrology, well construction and sealing, water systems and water treatment, or other subjects approved by the MDH.

For additional information about any of these training opportunities, call the program's contact person. For other information about continuing education, new training opportunities, or to request approval for other continuing education activities not listed here, contact Mike Convery, Well Management Section Operations Unit Supervisor, at 651-201-4586.

Some of the documents on this website contain links to information created and maintained by other organizations. The Well Management Section does not control and cannot guarantee the relevance, timeliness, or accuracy of these outside sites.

Attention: Links on this page take you outside the Minnesota Department of Health website.

2014: Oct | Nov | Dec
2015: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May |
October 2014
October 7-8 4 Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME)
SME Wisconsin Annual Conference
2014 Joint Conference on Regional Mining Activities

Plaza Hotel and Suites
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Contact: Louis Rudnicki or 612-749-5799
October 9-10 4 National Drilling Association (NDA)
2014 NDA Convention

Great Wolf Lodge
Mason, Ohio
Contact: NDA Staff
newOctober 13 1 Geological Society of Minnesota
The Mount Simon Aquifer

7 p.m.
Jim Berg, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
University of Minnesota – Minneapolis Campus Electrical Engineering/Computer Science Building, Room 3-210
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: Geological Society of Minnesota Staff
October 21 4 Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Cross Connection and Backflow Prevention

Bemidji, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff or 800-367-6792
October 22 4 Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Cross Connection and Backflow Prevention

St. Peter, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff or 800-367-6792
October 26-29 4 American Water Works Association (AWWA)
2014 AWWA Water Infrastructure Conference

Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel
Atlanta, Georgia
Contact: 800-926-7337
new October 27 1 Geological Society of Minnesota
Geothermal Energy - Energy from the Earth

7 p.m.
Joel Renner, Idaho National Lab
University of Minnesota – Minneapolis Campus Electrical Engineering/Computer Science Building, Room 3-210
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: Geological Society of Minnesota Staff
October 29 Credits Pending South Dakota State University
2014 Eastern South Dakota Water Conference

University Student Union
South Dakota State University
Brookings, South Dakota
Contact: 605-688-5141
new October 30

6
(2 MDH)

Goodin Company
2014 Continuing Education Class

Minneapolis Office
2700 North Second Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: David Williams or 612-287-1149
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November 2014
November 6 Credits Pending University of Minnesota – Water Resources Center (UMWRC)
Second Conference on Climate Adaptation

Hyatt Regency
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: UMWRC Staff or 612-624-9282
newNovember 10 1 Geological Society of Minnesota
What Minnesota Lakes Tell us About the Last 10,000 Years

7 p.m.
Kevin Theissen, St. Thomas University
University of Minnesota – Minneapolis Campus Electrical Engineering/Computer Science Building, Room 3-210
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: Geological Society of Minnesota Staff
November 12 Credits Pending Minnesota Groundwater Association (MGWA)
Legacy and the Future of the Superfund

Continuing Education and Conference Center
University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus
St. Paul, Minnesota
Contact: MGWA Staff or 651-705-6464
November 18 4 Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Water Operation and Maintenance

Clarks Grove, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff or 800-367-6792
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December 2014
December 3 4 Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Water Operation and Maintenance

Waite Park, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff or 800-367-6792
December 4 2 MDH Minnesota Department of Health
2014 Videoconference Continuing Education Make-up Session

1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
- St. Paul, Freeman Office Building, Room B107
- Bemidji District Office
- Duluth District Office
- Fergus Falls District Office
- Mankato District Office
- Marshall District Office
- Rochester District Office
- St. Cloud District Office
Contact: Michael Convery 651-201-4586 or 800-383-9808
newDecember 8 1 Geological Society of Minnesota
The Purpose of the Minnesota County Atlas

7 p.m.
Dale Setterholm, Minnesota Geological Survey
University of Minnesota – Minneapolis Campus Electrical Engineering/Computer Science Building, Room 3-210
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: Geological Society of Minnesota Staff
December 9-12 Credits Pending National Ground Water Association
2014 Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting
Las Vegas Convention
Las Vegas, Nevada
Contact: NGWA Customer Service or 800-551-7379
December 10 4 Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Water Operation and Maintenance

Biwabik, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff or 800-367-6792
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January 2015
January 7-8 Credits Pending Wisconsin Water Well Association (WWWA)
Ground Water Conference 2015

Kalahari Resort
1305 Kalahari Drive
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Contact: Cindy Denman 608-326-0935
January 9 Credits Pending Wisconsin Water Well Association (WWWA)
Continuing Education

Kalahari Resort
1305 Kalahari Drive
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Contact: Cindy Denman 608-326-0935
January 15 Credits Pending Wisconsin Water Well Association (WWWA)
Continuing Education

The Waters of Minocoqua
8116 Highway 51 South
Minocoqua, Wisconsin
Contact: Cindy Denman 608-326-0935
new January 26 1 Geological Society of Minnesota
Sustainability and Mineral Stewardship

7 p.m.
John Beck and Mike Hansberry, 3M
University of Minnesota – Minneapolis Campus Electrical Engineering/Computer Science Building, Room 3-210
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: Geological Society of Minnesota Staff
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(2 MDH)
Minnesota Water Well Association (MWWA)
93rd MWWA Convention and Trade Show

Double Tree by Hilton
7800 Normandale Boulevard
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: David Schulenberg or 800-332-2104
updateJanuary 28 4 Minnesota Water Well Association (MWWA)
Plumbing Refresher Course

Double Tree by Hilton
7800 Normandale Boulevard
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: David Schulenberg or 800-332-2104
January 29-30 Credits Pending Iowa Water Well Association (IWWA)
86th Annual Convention and Trade Show

Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
Coralville, Iowa
Contact: IWWA Staff or 515-334-1074
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February 2015
new February 9 1 Geological Society of Minnesota
North Shore Geological Mapping

7 p.m.
Terry Boerboom, Minnesota Geological Survey
University of Minnesota – Minneapolis Campus Electrical Engineering/Computer Science Building, Room 3-210
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: Geological Society of Minnesota Staff
February 10 Credits Pending Wisconsin Water Well Association (WWWA)
Continuing Education

The Plaza Hotel and Suites
1202 West Clairemont Avenue
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Contact: Cindy Denman 608-326-0935
February 11 Credits Pending Wisconsin Water Well Association (WWWA)
Continuing Education

Comfort Inn and Suites
1951 Bond Street
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Contact: Cindy Denman 608-326-0935
February 12 Credits Pending Wisconsin Water Well Association (WWWA)
Continuing Education

The Marriott West - Middleton
1313 John Q. Hammons Drive
Middleton, Wisconsin
Contact: Cindy Denman 608-326-0935
new February 23 1 Geological Society of Minnesota
Where the USGS Comes From and Where it's Going in Minnesota

7 p.m.
Tim Cowdery, U.S. Geological Survery
University of Minnesota – Minneapolis Campus Electrical Engineering/Computer Science Building, Room 3-210
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: Geological Society of Minnesota Staff
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March 2015
March 3 Credits Pending Wisconsin Water Well Association (WWWA)
Continuing Education

Olympia Resorts
1350 Royale Mile Road
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Contact: Cindy Denman 608-326-0935
March 4 Credits Pending Wisconsin Water Well Association (WWWA)
Continuing Education

Holiday Inn, Convention Center
1001 Amber Street
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Contact: Cindy Denman 608-326-0935
March 5 Credits Pending Wisconsin Water Well Association (WWWA)
Continuing Education

Ramada, Flat Creek Eatery
10290 N Highway
Hayward, Wisconsin
Contact: Cindy Denman 608-326-0935
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April 2015
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May 2015
     
May 21-22 4 Institute of Lake Superior Geology
2015 Annual Meeting

Dryden, Ontario
Contact: Institute of Lake Superior Geology Staff

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Contact the MDH Well Management Section
651-201-4600 or 800-383-9808
health.wells@state.mn.us

Minnesota Department of Health
Updated Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 02:23PM